Landon’s little sister isn’t expected to make it until Christmas, so he creates a character named Snowden the Snowman, who takes them into Princess Elektra’s Kingdom. There, they initially experience pure bliss but eventually find themselves defending her kingdom from the dark powers of Charlatan, who has stolen the princess’ smile.
In The Magic of the Snowman, a brother who longs to gives his sister the will to live until Christmas creates a character named Snowden, who introduces them to an interesting kingdom. As the story develops, the two find themselves in a faraway kingdom governed by Princess Elektra and filled with bliss until an evil villain steals Princess Elektra’s smile and everyone in the kingdom suffers from despair. The mission is to return her smile to its rightful owner, and reinstate everyone else’s in the process.
The film is interesting in that it doesn’t take a typical approach to a Christmas movie, but is very heartwarming in that the brother wants so badly for his sister to be healed. There’s no mention of Christ or the reason for Christmas, but the movie tends to center around a “magic that is inside you.”
When Landon hears that his little sister Emery-Elizabeth isn’t expected to make it until Christmas because she has lost her will to live, he leans in with all his might to make her feel worthy of living, and he does so through story. The overall message speaks to the importance of family, of encouraging those we love to keep moving forward when they have given up hope and that stories move and motivate people. Inviting her into a story that was bigger than she is gave her the worth and encouragement that she needed to keep moving forward.
Dove is pleased to award Magic of the Snowman with a Dove-Approved All-Ages seal.